An Escondido family has been split in two after a mother was deported to Mexico, leaving her twin 18-year-old daughters without a parent.
Just before lunchtime on Feb. 7, María Robles-Rodríguez said she was with a female friend parked in a car outside of a home where the U.S. Border Patrol was conducting an investigation. She said a relative of her friend lived in the house.
Robles-Rodríguez said that plainclothes law enforcement officers approached the car and knocked on the window. She said they never identified themselves and took her into custody.
They “asked us, what are we doing there, who are we going to see,” Robles-Rodriguez said in...